Green and Lisle Contribute to Tilted Arc

Professor of Art Gary Green and Ben Lisle, visiting assistant professor of American studies, have collaborated on a contribution to Tilted Arc, a nationally distributed online journal by artists Richard Benari and Lauren Henkin. Read their conversation about Professor Green’s photographic series Terrain Vague here.

Rodman Addresses World Affairs Council of Maine

Ken Rodman, William R. Cotter Distinguished Teaching Professor of Government, gave a talked titled “After the Debate: What’s Next for America and the Iran Nuclear Deal?” in Portland, Maine, Sept. 29 as part of the World Affairs Council of Maine’s global connections lunchtime series. Rodman’s current research on international criminal justice and conflict resolution has been...

Borthwick featured in 2015 Portland Museum Biennial

Bradley Borthwick, assistant professor of art (sculpture), has been selected to exhibit new work in the 2015 Portland Museum of Art Biennial. Borthwick’s studio practice utilizes materials, research, and simple tools to find context and hone craft in his sculptural process. The three sculptures Borthwick includes in this exhibition present a study of Japanese architectural...

Lynne Conner to Give Keynote at Conference in France

Theater and Dance Professor Lynne Conner will give a keynote address for the Resources and Innovations in the Americas conference at the University of Toulouse’s International Institute of the Americas Oct. 15. The conference brings together scholars from around the world to discuss the changing dynamics of innovation in the sciences, health, social welfare, and cultural/arts...

Burke to Judge Ohio Writing Awards

Professor of English Michael Burke has been selected to serve as a judge for the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards in Fiction and Nonfiction this December.  He and fellow panelists will read more than 100 submissions and make awards of $5,000 to any of the applicants in fiction or nonfiction they find to be exceptional. Burke...

Winifred Tate Presents Research on Colombia at Brown

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Winifred Tate presented her new book, Drugs, Thugs and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia, at the Watson Institute for International Affairs at Brown University Sept. 21. The talk was part of the Security Seminar Series at Brown’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. In 2000 the United States passed a...

Scheck Publishes Two Articles on African Soldiers in Europe in WWII

Raffael Scheck, the Katz Professor of History, published two articles related to his historical research in a book released in Paris this summer. The book, Des Soldats noirs face au Reich. Les massacres racistes de 1940, was edited by Johann Chapoutot and Jean Vigreux and published by Presses Universitaires de France. Scheck contributed two of...

Ankeney Weitz Publishes Cover Story in Orientations Magazine

An article by Ankeney Weitz, Colby’s Jette Professor of Art, titled “‘Infused with the Best Essence of China’: Zao Wou-ki’s Early Career” was published in the Sept. 2015 issue of Orientations magazine (volume 46, no. 6), with a painting from the article as the issue’s cover image. Weitz’s piece investigates a poorly understood part of...

Sheehan Essay Featured in A Companion to American Art

Associate Professor Tanya Sheehan, chair of the Art Department, contributed an essay to the Blackwell Press volume A Companion to American Art published in spring 2015. Sheehan’s essay, titled “A Time and a Place: Rethinking Race in American Art History,” is one of 35 newly commissioned essays by leading scholars who explore the methodology, historiography, and...

Josephson to Present at Mid-Maine Global Forum Sept. 23

Professor of History Paul Josephson will deliver a presentation at the Mid-Maine Global Forum on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s policies and programs. The noontime lunch talk on Sept. 23 in Waterville is titled “Putin, Putinism, and Russian-American Relations.” The Mid-Maine Global Forum is a community organization that sponsors presentations and discussions that educate the local...

Nuss’s Music Research Will Be Live-Streamed and Archived

Steven Nuss, associate professor of music and co-chair of the Music Department, will present his recent research on the American composer Morton Feldman this November in a special session at the National Conference of the Society for Music Theory. His paper “Trancing in the Palace: Kabbalah, Altered States, and Morton Feldman’s Palais de Mari (1986)”...

Professor Fleming Wins Brückner Climate Research Award

Professor of Science, Technology, and Society James R. Fleming has won the 2015 Eduard Brückner Prize for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. He will receive the award Sept. 21 in Hamburg, Germany, at the German Climate Conference organized by the German Meteorological Society. The Brückner Prize, administered by the research institute Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht’s Center...

Coane Publishes Two Papers on False Memories

Assistant Professor of Psychology Jen Coane has two papers in press about her research in false memory. “Categorical and associative relations increase false memory relative to purely associative relations” will appear in Memory & Cognition, a publication of the Psychonomic Society. Authors of the paper (Coane, J. H., McBride, D. M., Termonen, M., & Cutting,...

Saltz Is Keynote Speaker on Detective Fiction

Associate Professor of American Studies Laura Saltz will give the keynote address to the American Literature chapter of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS) Sept. 3 at the University of Erfurt in Germany. Her talk is titled “Between Science and Sentimentality: Looking, Reading, Feeling, Detecting.”  The program topic is “Science, Suspects, and Surveillance in...

Coane to Receive Early Career Award from Illinois State

The department of psychology at Illinois State University will honor Jen Coane, assistant professor of psychology at Colby, with its Early Career Award for 2015. Coane earned bachelor of arts and master of science degrees at Illinois State before earning her Ph.D. at Washington University is St. Louis. Her areas of academic expertise include cognitive...

Stevens Considers Voice-Over in Films

In the spring 2015 issue of World Picture 10, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and English Kyle Stevens published an article titled “Toward a Theory of Voice-Over through Brief Encounter.” Analyzing the technique of using voice-over in films, Stevens notes that “neither philosophers nor film theorists have contended deeply with this technique’s conceptual scheme.”...

Kyle Stevens on “The Mystery of Meryl Streep”

Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and English Kyle Stevens, who joins Colby’s faculty this year, published a piece on the Oxford University Press blog about  the chameleon quality of actress Meryl Streep over her long career. Stevens is the author of Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism, a book to be...

Prindle Publishes on Noted Anime Animator

Tamae Prindle, Oak Professor of East Asian Language and Literature, published an article titled “Nakamura Ryūtarō’s Anime, Serial Experiments, Lain (1998)” in the academic journal Asian Studies in the first of its two 2015 issues. Asian Studies (formerly Asian and African Studies), published in Slovenia, is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of Asian...

Sheehan Named Guest Editor of Archives of American Art Journal

In June Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan began a term as guest editor of the Archives of American Art Journal. First published in 1960 as the Archives of American Art Bulletin, the Journal is the longest-running scholarly journal devoted to the history of art in the United States. It seeks to enrich our understanding of art history and visual...

Plesch Receives Bassett Faculty Award at Reunion

During Reunion 2015 at Colby, Professor of Art Véronique Plesch received the Charles W. Bassett Faculty Award. First presented in June 1997, this award recognizes a faculty member whose service to alumni programs, through active participation in regional and on-campus events, is deemed extraordinary. The list of awards includes a link to the citation read for...